January 14, 2019
IRW Meeting at IHOP.
Jeanine Sissom, founding member of IRW, Brynne Sissom, former president of IRW and Guest Speaker Lindsey Speed, Traffick911, Chief Programs Officer.
2019 IRW Officers
President Elena Blake, Vice Chair Programs Tina Aviles, Secretary Anita Tipping-Wheeler, Vice President Membership Shahrzad Koehler,
Vice President Communications Kelly Paulsen, Vice President Campaigns/Legislative Pam Brown and TFRW Patrons Program Co-Chair Debra Coffey.
February 6, 2019
Celebrating Black History Month at Via Real.
Elena Blake, IRW President; James Dickey, RPT Chair and Karen Watson, DCRP Vice Chairwoman
February 10, 2019
Legislative Training Workshop in Coppell
Elena Blake, IRW President; Sarah Nash, DCCRW Board Member, Rachel Malone, Texas
Director, Gun Owners of American and Karyn Brownlee, CRW Vice President of Programs.
Rachel reviewed how the Legislative process works in Texas from the filing of a bill through to the Governor’s desk.
February 12, 2019
Dallas County Council of Republican Women General Meeting at Herb’s Coffee House, Dallas
Program: “Inside the Election Process: View from the Ballot Board"
Hilary Miller, Jeannielea Haynes, Tiffany Long and Elena Blake
February 15, 2019
Irving Hospitality Industry Annual Meeting 2019 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Irving
Keynote Speaker: Andy Levine, Creator & Host of Second Act Stores (Podcast Series)
Kristen Allen, Constituent Liaison for Senator Kelly Hancock, Pam Brown, Elena Blake and City Council Member Allan Meagher
March 2, 2019
Voter Registration Block Walk - Dallas County
Elena Blake, Kelly Paulsen, Jesse Koehler, Patrick Hotard, Roy Gettings, Frank Stohschien, Ted Cole and Dennis Brock
March 3, 2019
Private Screening of the movie “UnPlanned"
Elena Blake and Lynn Maher
Abby Johnson, Founder and Director of "And Then There Were None," Elena Blake, Ashley Bratcher, Actress who played
the role of Abby Johnson in “Unplanned.” Abby Johnson authored her bestselling book, “Unplanned” which has been made into a feature film.
March 4, 2019
Heroic Media’s 4th Annual National Prayer Luncheon for Life
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Seated: Tony and Lynda Bauer.
Standing from left to right: Barbara Coombs, Susie Lowry, Judy Porter, Lynn Maher, Nancy Richer, Elena Blake, Pam Brown
March 11, 2019
IRW General Meeting at IHOP
Elena Blake, IRW President, Andrews C. Brown, Director of the Center for Families and Children, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Pam Brown, VP Campaigns/Legislature, Coreen and Michael Gaffney
March 21, 2019
2019 Reagan Day Dinner at the Omni Dallas
Elena Blake, Rafael B. Cruz, Lynn Maher, Bibi Loyola
March 28, 2019
DCRP Community Engagement Networking Happy Hour at Tupinamba
Missy Shorey, DCRP Guest, Elena Blake and Joe James
March 28, 2019
Katie & The Wolff Luncheon at the Museum of Biblical Arts. Katie and Elizabeth's program topic: "Is What’s Happening in Europe Going to Happen Here”
Katie & Elizabeth shared their first hand experience to ominous developments in Europe in the interval, and issued fresh warnings about the growing evidence that Sharia-supremacism is now on the march in this country, as well.
British commentator, author and activist Katie Hopkins, Elena Blake and Austrian freedom fighter Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
Elena Blake, Kristin Cruise and Deana Johnson checking in guests at Katie & The Wolff event.
April 8, 2019
IRW General Meeting at IHOP
Guest Speakers: Matt Rinaldi and Kristin Cruise
Rush Rinaldi posting the American and Texas flags for the IRW General Meeting.
April 12, 2019
The Source of Hope 6th Anniversary Hope Gala at The Grande Finale Banquet Center in Irving
TSOH organizes a food share program in the DFW area, prepares and serves monthly home-cooked meals, provides free haircuts, showers, and clothes to the homeless, elderly, veterans and students.
The Irving Fire Department Honor Guard presenting colors.
Tony Bauer, Lynda Bauer, Elena Blake, Susie Lowry, Lynn Maher and Judy Porter
April 13, 2019
The Dallas Dream Team Awards Banquet at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco.
The Dream Team is a group of female influencers and change makers united by their love for Christ and determination to make a difference in the lives of hurting people in our own backyard.
Non-Profit’s helped this year: Alive At Last, Cornerstone Crossroads Academy, Real Options for Women and Zoie’s Place - non-profit organizations that support the homeless, helpless, devalued and undereducated.
Lynn Maher, Jake, Elena Blake, Linda Churchill, Nancy Richer and Tencia Ruiz
April 18, 2019
Dallas Eagle Forum Meeting with guest speaker Rafael B. Cruz, Ordained Minister, Author and the Director of Grace for America. Mr. Cruz's topic: "America at a Crossroads: How Christians Can Save Her"
Elena Blake, Rafael B. Cruz, Kristen Cruise and Bibi Loyola
April 23, 2019
DCInsider Update Event in the Tavern
Star Parker, President of Cure (Center for Urban Renewal & Eduction)
Cure America: Conversations with Star Parker. Cure’s work in bringing hope and regeneration to America’s low-income and minority communities based on spreading the values of Christianity, Capitalism and the Constitution.
Star Parker and Elena Blake
April 25, 2019
TFRW Legislative Day in Austin - Beautiful republican ladies in Red
May 2, 2019
10th Annual National Day of Prayer at The Hope Center - “Love one another, Just as I have loved you,” John 13.34
Lt. Col. Allen B. West (USA, Ret), Former FL Representative & Retired Army Lt.Col was the keynote speaker.
Norma Jean Schaltenbrand, Rebecca Pratt, Elena Blake, Sharon Kappers and Kristen Cruise
May 9, 2019
“Sip and Dip” Meet and Greet at Corley and Matt Rinaldi’s home. Vallery Hrbacek, Director of Development, Birth Choice Dallas was the honored speaker.
Holly Morse, Elena Blake, Tina Aviles, Israel Aviles and Kelly Paulsen attending a “Sip and Dip” Meet and Greet at Corley and Matt’s home to learn about the services at Birth Choice.
Birth Choice Dallas serves the needs of women, men and families in the Dallas area. All services are provided free of charge and remain completely confidential. Birth Choice exists to save babies from abortion. #thattheymaylive
May 26, 2019
Carry the Load, a charity dedicated to supporting our military, veterans, first responders, and their families hosted their annual Dallas Memorial March, a two-day event at Reverchon Park in Dallas. The Memorial Day awareness campaign has raised over $21M with funds going to programs that provide healing services for the mind, body, and soul of our nation’s heroes.
To support this cause, the Irving Republican Women accepted the challenge to raise funds for this honorable organization and created a team, "Red Patriots" to honor our nation’s heroes, raise funds, and march in the opening and closing ceremonies to honor our heroes. The Red Patriots team set a goal of raising $2,000, but 12 weeks later, raised over $4,000! While on the march, each participant carried the load of a fallen soldier, first responder or policemen, by bringing their picture and carrying it as they walked the trail.
Sharon Kappers, Elena Blake, Jane Anne Sellars, Kit Whitehill, Calli Nelson and Diana Gutierrez
Sharon Kappers, Elena Blake and Carmen Horton carried the load of a fallen first responder FDNY-Thomas James Foley
June 13, 2019
Dallas County Council of Republican Women meeting at Herb’s House Coffee+Company, Dallas
Steve Minister was the guest speaker. His topic: "2020 Strategies for Re-electing Trump, Cornyn and Taking Back the House"
Nancy Leclerc, Elena Blake, Pam Brown, Phil Brown and Debra Mosley
July 4, 2019
Representative Morgan Meyer and his family "Fourth of July Family Cookout" at The Meyer Home.
Lynn Maher, Nancy Tresler, Morgan Meyer, Elena Blake and Jill Simpson
July 13, 2019
The Remembrance Project luncheon hosted by Hispanics Against Socialism.
Maria Espinoza, National Director and Ruth Marin, Angel Wife and Sr. Chaplain presented a candid talk about Illegal Immigration.
Oneida Riopelle, Elena Blake, Linda Churchwell, Maria Espinoza, National Director, Tencia Ruiz, Kate Jones and Zulay Cane.
July 14, 2019
Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute Training, Dallas. Hosted by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote. Seminar on the 2020 Census
Lily Bao, Plano City Council, Place 7, Elena Blake and KumKum A.Jain, Partnership Specialist - South Asian Community Dallas Regional Census Office, US Census Bureau
July 23, 2019
"Don’t California My Texas: Session Strides and Setbacks"
Hosted by the Dallas Liberty Leadership Council at Nick & Sam’s Grill, Dallas
TPPF's Vice President of National Initiatives, Chuck DeVore recapped Texas' 86th Legislative Session, and discussed policy differences between the two mega-states with a vastly different vision for the future.
Judy Porter, Chuck DeVore, Elena Blake and Lynda Bauer
July 26, 2019
Dr. Joseph Graham Fellows Dinner at The Globe Life Park in Arlington
The Fellows - 89 undergraduate students in the Fellowship will build the Pro-Life movement on college campuses during the 2109 - 2020 school year.
Richard Ott, Pastor Rafael Cruz, Tiffany Young and Elena Blake
August 9, 2019
Dallas County Council of Republican Women hosted "Lunch with U.S. Senator John Cornyn" at the Dallas Country Club.
All proceeds benefit TFRW Project Victory and are earmarked to help grow Dallas County Republican Women clubs.
Elena Blake and Senator John Cornyn
Elena Blake, Beth Van Duyne, Candidate for United States Congress, District 24 and Katie Wallach (Beth’s daughter)
EElena Blake, Kerry Gaines, Susan Fischer and Dianna Dees
August 22, 2019
Luncheon with Senator John Cornyn at Eddie Deen’s Ranch, Dallas, Texans for Senator John Cornyn Grassroots Event
Tina Aviles, Senator John Cornyn, Rebecca Pratt, Elena Blake and Tiffany Long
Tiffany Long, Elena Blake, Brian Flores, Tina Aviles and Mason Morgan, Regional Director for John Cornyn, Denton County
August 22, 2019
DCRP Community Outreach Happy Hour at Ozona Grill and Bar, Dallas
Elena Blake and Tiffany Long (center) with a friend
August 22, 2019
Women for Trump 2020 Event at DCRP Headquarters Trump Victory Leadership Initiative with Special Guest Dr. Shyla Valentine, Women for Trump Advisory Board Member.
Republican patriots posing with President Donald J. Trump
September 2, 2019
Collin County Republican Party Labor Day Rally & Victory 2020 Campaign Kickoff Frisco Commons Park.
Logan Nevonen, Abbott Campaign Field Director and Elena Blake
September 9, 2019
IRW General Meeting at IHOP Guest Speaker - April Lenaghen, Regional Field Director of 7 counties in North Texas for RPT
Front row: Betsy Rodriquez, Tina Aviles and Elena Blake
Back row: Juan Rodriquez, Lynn Maher, Chad Prda, April Lenaghen, Kristin Cruise and Maggie Uranga
Great Crowd attending IRW General Meeting.
September 16, 2019
DCRP Executive Committee Meeting at the Kaycee Club, Dallas
Second from left: Kristin Cruise, IRW Vice President Membership taking the oath as the new
Precinct chair for Precinct 4619 in Irving.
September 17, 2019
First Annual Constitution Day Party - Celebrate Freedom with Dallas County Council of Republican Women, Mi Camino Restaurant, Dallas. Guest Host: Mark Davis
Tina Aviles and Kristin Cruise
Nancy Leclerc and Tina Aviles posing with President Donald J. Trump
September 19, 2019
Meeting of the T.W.A.W. (The Well Armed Women Shooting Chapters) in Grand Prairie
Where the feminine and firearms meet. Creating opportunities for women to learn and grow as shooters.
Far Right: IRW members Kelly Paulsen and Elena Blake are new members of the Grand Prairie Chapter. Donna Cornell, NRA & TWAW Certified is the Chapter Leader.
October 14, 2019
IRW General Meeting at IHOP
Becky Brown, Speaker KumKum Jain, Partnership Specialist, US Census Bureau and Ann Ouzts KumKum Jain spoke on the 2020 Census.
October 17, 2019
Trump/Pence "Keep America Great” Rally,
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Nancy LeClerc, Becky Brown and Elena Blake ready for the Rally.
Nancy Tresler, Donna Hallonquist and Elena Blake having fun at the Rally.
President Donald J. Trump addressing the crowd.
November 19, 2019
2020 National Prayer Luncheon for Life Kickoff Party at the Lovely home of Jim and Marty Burke, Dallas Heroic Medic help pro-lifers save lives from abortion by giving them the opportunity to sponsor internet marketing programs that connect
women at risk of getting an abortion to pro-life Pregnancy Help Centers.
FHeidi Mahr, Elena Blake and Winner Hoover
November 21, 2019
The Dallas Eagle Forum Meeting with Tara Ross at University Park Library
Tara Ross, produced Prager University's most-viewed video! Her Prager University video, Do You Understand the Electoral College? Tara spoke on:
"Heroines in the Revolutionary War & the Case for the Electoral College"
Caron Hill, Tara Ross and Elena Blake
December 7, 2019
Irving Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau honor High-Spirited citizens by sponsoring a horse
drawn wagon in the parade. Riding in the parade is High-Spirited citizens Elena Blake and Judge Bob Whitney and friends.
Elena Blake and Judge Bob Whitney and friends
December 9, 2019
Irving Republican Women Christmas Luncheon and Installation of 2020 Officers Via Real Restaurant
2020 Officers: Elena Blake, President; Tina Aviles, Vice President Programs: Pam Brown, Vice President Campaign Activities/Legislative;
Kristin Cruise, Vice President Membership; Kelly Paulsen, Vice President Communications and The Honorable Bill Whitehill (installed officers)
Ugly Sweater contestants: Kelly Paulsen, Kristin Cruise, Pam Brown, Carol Smith and Elena Blake. The winner: Mr. Grinch
Senator Kelly Hancock, Meagan Talton, Field Director for Senator Hancock and Travis Reynolds, Regional Director for Texans for Senator John Cornyn
Emma Petty, Donna Hallonquist, Lynn Maher, Nancey Tresler and Kelly Paulsen
Chad Prda, Jami Prda, Tiffany Long, Nancy LeClere, Becky Brown, Carol Smith, Tina Aviles, Gerson Hernandez, Erika Giamboa and Mary Helen Gonzales
Susan Fountain, Annette Campbell, Beverly Bryann, Joyce Lai and The Honorable Bill Whitehill
Ann Ouzts, Judy Samuel, Debbie Arnett and Charlotte Callahan
December 12, 2019
Dallas Eagle Forum Christmas Luncheon at Park Cities Club
Elena Blake and Pam Brown checking in guests
December 19, 2019
The Well Armed Women Shooting Chapters Christmas Dinner Mariano’s Hacienda, Arlington
Club members in attendance: Kelly Paulsen, Elena Blake and Nancey Tresler
December 13, 2019
Volunteer of the Year Recognition Dinner 2019 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin, Texas
RPT letter to Volunteers: Over the 152 years of the Republican Party of Texas thousands of men and women have built this Party into what we know today. We celebrate their accomplishments and reap the blessings of their sacrifices. You - the volunteers of year - have given so much over the years to make this Party the incredible bastion of liberty it is. You knocked on doors, made calls, sent emails, got out the vote, and helped propel our candidates to victory from the courthouse to the White House!
Tonight, we are proud to stand beside you and celebrate your accomplishments. You have selflessly given of your time and your talent to help elect Republicans across this great state. You are the secret of our strength and the key to our victories in November! Thank you for all you have done and for all you will continue to do in helping keep Texas a beacon of liberty and prosperity in the years to come.
All our very best, Chairman James Dickey and Alma Jackson, Vice-Chairman
Randal Dunning, State Republican Executive Committeeman, Senate District 16, Elena Blake, Volunteer of the year 2019, Senate District 16
and Susan Fountain, State Republican Executive Committeewoman, Senate District 16
Tour of the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin: Elena Blake, Lady Cecelia Abbott and Susan Fountain
Elena Blake and Susan Fountain in front of the Governor’s Mansion
Elena sitting in front of the beautifully decorated christmas tree at the Texas Governor’s Mansion where Governor Abbott posed with each guest.